Daily Archives: August 6, 2009

Vay-cay, part one: my last hometown

On the eve of our 12-day vacation, my tooth started acting up. Clearly, it wanted to have a starring role in our trip to Washington State, but I will spare you the tales of pain, woe, and multiple visits to get medication because I am tired of dealing with my tooth and its many demand$.

Thanks to alert ground crew who noticed fluid leaking from our first plane, it took us 83,497 hours to cross the country. On the plus side, we arrived in one piece!

airport fish

airport fish

SeaTac made us smile with the fishy floor and “talking” water-fountains.

It sounds like a bubbling brook!

It sounds like a bubbling brook!

We stayed with “our 2nd family.”  When I met this wonderful friend, we spent months trying to figure out where we had met before. We hadn’t, but we are like sisters.

We had a full schedule, visiting friends from our last hometown and enjoying the view of Mount Rainier…


We also spent part of a day with our kids’ godparents and their boys…

McCleary Nelsons

All too soon, we piled into our rental car and left our last hometown.
It was time to spend a week with extended family!

Part 2 coming soon….